4th of July Weekend Celebrations

Wherever you’re celebrating the fourth in Burnett County, you’ll be sure to find an incredible local parade. Organized by local residents and non profits, these family friendly events offer something for everyone.

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Annual BCTC General Membership Meeting

Tourism Secretary-Designee Sayers to speak in Burnett County February 3 Tourism is one of Burnett County’s mainstay sources of revenue. “Even in our toughest year, the power of tourism as a major economic driver was clear in communities and counties across the state,” says Department of Tourism Regional Specialist Julie Fox. Fox will introduce Department…

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2021 Top 10 > Wildflour Bakery & Catering

2021 BEST NEW BUSINESS At Wildflour Bakery we like to say we bring good, old-fashioned homemade food to our local community, and it’s something we hope to be doing for years to come. We are a bakery and meal service company specializing in small batch, made-to-order baked goods and meals featuring high quality ingredients, sourcing many locally…

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The Backyard Tourist: Birding Burnett County

My daughter is a junior this year at Grantsburg High School, and she is in Biology 2. This class is always held in the second half of the school year so the students are able to identify birds in breeding plumage as part of their coursework. I have been a birder since I was in…

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Voted Best Fish Fry in Burnett County for 2020

  #1 Fish Fry in Burnett County for 2020 I had the pleasure last Friday night to go to the Best Fish Fry in Burnett County, WI, according to the Top Ten Must Do’s for 2020 on the Burnett County Fun website www.burnettcountyfun.com.   Burnett County, in the Northwestern part of the state, has dozens…

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Voted Best Bloody Mary in Burnett County for 2020

10th Hole Bloody Mary

#1 Bloody Mary in Burnett County for 2020 The 2020 Top 10 Must Dos in Burnett County Wisconsin have been announced, and I have assigned myself the task of visiting or doing each and every one of these fun things this year.  I happened to be near the 10th Hole on County Road U recently,…

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Gandy Dancer Days

Gandy Dancer Days

Gandy Dancer Days: Aug. 9th – Aug.10th Gandy Dancer Days is just around the corner which got me thinking… What exactly IS a Gandy Dancer? By definition, a Gandy Dancer is railroad slang for “a member of a railroad section gang that lays or maintains track.” Where did it come from? Between the years of…

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Burnett County Fly In

aircrafts on display

Each year thousands of visitors gather at the Burnett County Airport for the annual Gandy Dancer Fly In. The 2018 event attracted a record-breaking crowd of 3,500 people from all over. This year the festivities take place on July 20th (schedule of events below). The day starts off with a homemade wild rice pancake breakfast…

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June Dairy Month

June Dairy Month logo with cow

Happy Dairy Month, Burnett County!  What better way to kick off a northwoods Wisconsin summer than by celebrating National Dairy Month? The tradition started in 1937 as National Milk Month to encourage folks to drink more milk, but over time it developed into a way to show appreciation for the entire dairy industry as a…

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